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British GP may face further murder charges

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 17 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1033
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A British GP has been accused of murdering four of his patients and could face further charges as police exhume more bodies.

    In an echo of the case of Dr John Bodkin Adams, the patients who Dr Harold Shipman is accused of murdering are all middle aged or elderly women, and the GP is accused of forging the will of an 81 year old …

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